Quick & Quirky Questions with Toyah Willcox

Toyah Willcox should really need no introduction to you all – she’s a prodigiously talented singer, composer, writer and actress, as well as the co-creator and host of the hugely entertaining Sunday Lunch videos and Agony Aunts podcast with her husband, Robert Fripp. You can read more about her here.

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself:

  1. I am still a charting recording artist today at 63 years old
  2. I’ve been vegetarian since lockdown and have no regrets 
  3. I work hard to be able to afford solitude, ironically considering the last couple of years, and I only write music in silence. 
  4. I’m aiming to be a conceptual artist within the next two years.

What is your favourite age that you’ve been so far in life, and why?

I live in the now – the past becomes the barometer of how we expect the present. I don’t reflect on any age; life is a constant journey forwards.

Who is your favourite fictional character or famous person over 60?

Gandalf from Lord of the Rings and Will Ferrell the actor (Autumn Voices think he is in his 50s, but he’s a great choice!)

You are alone in your house (no pets). You have three minutes to get out before the house collapses and burns to the ground. What one possession would you grab and take with you?

My password list! I can’t prove anything without it.

What’s your favourite creative pastime?

Making art and walking and writing music.

Tell us something about yourself that’s surprising or unexpected.

I have a hearing condition called Hyperacusis, which is hearing oversensitivity. It’s not great when you work with drummers. I can hear people speaking from about 50 to 100 yards away. I can even hear mice moving under the floorboards two floors away. One day I hope to turn it to my advantage!

This is a Happy Valentine’s Day from Autumn Voices, and we hope you’re inspired to be Sexy Over Sixty! Here’s Toyah and Robert strutting their stuff in their latest Sunday Lunch.

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